By : Adel Shalaby
Fox Egypt News
Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To Academy President's Statement On The Lack Of Oscars Diversity!
Jada Pinkett Smith is thrilled to see the Academy stepping up!
On Monday, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened up about the upsetting lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs explained that she's "heartbroken and frustrated," but is actually planning on making changes that will hopefully prevent this from happening in the future!
Related: Alexis Arquette Claims Jada Is In The Closet!
In fact, the Academy head even explained that she'll be trying to switch up the elite group's membership, so that diversity is better represented.
And the Gotham alum, who announced she'll be boycotting the high-profile awards show, is loving Cheryl's new efforts!
The 44-year-old took to Facebook to respond to her statement, saying: Read the rest of this entry ».
Whoopi Goldberg Says Boycotting The Oscars Is A 'Slap In The Face To Chris Rock' — Here's What She Thinks Of Hollywood's Diversity Problem!
The biggest discussion in Hollywood right now is its lack of diversity, in the wake of the revelation that only white actors were nominated for this year's Oscars!
This shocking repeat of last year has caused stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith to call for a boycott at this year's ceremony — even 50 Cent pressured host Chris Rock to quit the event!
While Whoopi Goldberg made no mistake in saying how she was upset about the Oscars' lack of minority nominees, she won't be boycotting the award show out of respect to its host!
Related: George Clooney Weighs In On The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy!
George Clooney Weighs In On The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity Controversy — Says 'We're Moving In The Wrong Direction'!
After the Oscars revealed all 20 of its actor nominees were white, everyone from Jada Pinkett Smith to David Oyelowo to even the President of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences have voiced frustrations about the lack of diversity in the prestigious institution.
Now, George Clooney, the unofficial mayor of Hollywood, is adding his two cents — and he agrees that "we are moving in the wrong direction."
Related: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Alum SLAMS Jada's Oscars Boycott!
Speaking to Variety, the Oscar winner said he thinks the lack of minority nominees is largely due to the little options minority actors have playing roles in "quality" films!
Alexis Arquette Attempts To Take Down Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith Amid Oscars Boycott, Alleges Both Are In The Closet.
Alexis Arquette has some pretty MAJOR accusations about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith!
On Tuesday, the blonde beauty took to Facebook to rant about the Hollywood power couple, seemingly in response to the Gotham alum's decision to boycott this year's Oscars due to lack of diversity.
However, instead of focusing on the awards show controversy in her post, the 46-year-old targeted rumors about the longtime loves' sexualities!
Related: Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Alum SLAMS Jada's Boycott!
The actress even went so far as to say the precious pair's marriage is all a sham, claiming: Read the rest of this entry ».
Chris Rock Pressured By 50 Cent To Quit The Oscars Amid Growing Boycott — Plus, Snoop's NSFW Oscar Message HERE!
The heat is on for Chris Rock!
Celebs and entertainers from around the industry are putting pressure on him NOT to host the Oscars in February due to a lack of non-white nominees in major acting categories!
This all comes after actress Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was going to boycott the Academy Awards, joining filmmaker Spike Lee who earlier made HIS decision not to support the Academy in any way!
Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!
Rock himself took a shot at the award show over the weekend, but joking about it isn't enough for some.
Rapper 50 Cent is now specifically calling on Rock to step away from the ceremony!
In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, the Get Rich Or Die Tryin' rapper — who has come under his own heavy IG controversy recently — calls out the comedian (below): Read the rest of this entry ».
David Oyelowo & Idris Elba Talk Lack Of Diversity In Hollywood — AND In The U.K.! See How They Put The Academy & British TV On BLAST!
Last year, David Oyelowo was arguably the biggest Oscars snub for not receiving a nomination for playing Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma.
After it was revealed that all 20 of this year's nominees were white, the Captive star has joined other A-listers and put the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on blast for lack of diversity!
Video: Fresh Prince Actress SLAMS Jada Pinkett Smith Over Oscars Boycott!
At a gala honoring Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Monday night, the 39-year-old broke away from his prepared speech as he was presenting the president with an award, saying: Read the rest of this entry »
Watch This Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Actress SLAM Jada Pinkett Smith Over Her Oscars Boycott Due To Lack Of Diversity!
Aunt Viv throwing some shade!
Since the announcement of the Academy Award nominees last week, several people have spoken out about the EXTREME lack of diversity in the acting categories.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have both publicly said they will be boycotting the Oscars because of the blaring lack of diversity.
Related: Academy Awards President Comments On Oscar Nominee Diversity
Well Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but was not liked by the cast and ultimately fired and replaced, felt she needed to share her thoughts on the issue by calling Jada out!
Janet, who has been known to get into it with Will Smith in the past, took to YouTube to share a video where she rants about how it's ridiculous for Pinkett Smith to ask people to boycott the Oscars saying:
"The second thing, girlfriend, there's a lot of s— going on in the world that you all don't seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills. And you're talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain't that deep."
Ch-ch-check out the rest of Hubert's response (below) as she shades Will's wife pretty hard! Read the rest of this entry »
The Academy Awards President Comments On The Lack Of Oscars Diversity — Says She Is 'Both Heartbroken & Frustrated'!
This is sure to be inneresting.
On Monday, the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a statement following Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith's call for a boycott of the Oscars.
As we previously reported, many A-listers were outraged after it was revealed that all 20 of the acting nominees were white. Oof!
Photos: Celebs With The Most Nominations & ZERO Wins!
In response to the backlash, President Cheryl Boone Isaacs stated: Read the rest of this entry »
Linda Perry Apologizes To Lady GaGa For Saying She Didn’t Write Her Oscar Nominated Song!
Is it too late for Linda Perry to say she's sorry?!
As we reported, the songwriter accused Lady GaGa of not writing her Oscar nominated song Til It Happens to You, claiming it was entirely the work of Diane Warren.
Related: Lady GaGa Channels Marilyn Monroe On The Red Carpet!
Warren then defended the Poker Face singer, saying The Hunting Ground tune was a "special collaboration" between the two of them.
Fast forward to now, Perry is eating her words.
On Monday, Sara Gilbert's wife took to Twitter to apologize to the American Horror Story star.
She wrote Read the rest of this entry »
Leonardo DiCaprio Has A LOT Of Nominations But No Statue — Find Out What Other Stars Have Lost The Most Oscars!
If anyone deserves an Oscar this year, it's Leonardo DiCaprio.
The actor was put through a LOT shooting Alejandro Iñárrito's epic The Revenant, like sleeping in animal carcassas and eating raw bison liver — but NOT getting raped by a bear!
This will be the SIXTH time the Academy has nominated Leo for the most coveted award in Hollywood — even Kate Winslet thinks it's time! And she let him drown one time!
The 41-year-old has been nominated for five acting awards — the first for his supporting role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape at just 19 years old.
But Leo isn't the only star who has been repeatedly nominated without ever taking home the award…
Jada Pinkett Smith WILL Boycott The Oscars This Year — Watch Her Passionate Video!
Well, it's official!
Jada Pinkett Smith pondered over the weekend whether she should boycott the Oscars after #OscarsSoWhite started trending again, and now, she's stuck to her convictions and she's following through!
Related: Keep Up With All The Oscar News HERE!
The actress revealed on Monday that she, just like filmmaker Spike Lee, will NOT be watching or attending the Academy Awards when they take place on February 28.
Check out her Facebook video (below) explaining why she wouldn't be taking part in any Oscars-related events this year: Read the rest of this entry »
Lady GaGa's Oscar Nominated Songwriting Partner Responds To Claims The Singer Doesn't Deserve A Writer's Credit! Who Do YOU Believe?
That was fast!
Earlier today, we reported that songwriter Linda Perry called Lady GaGa's involvement in writing Til It Happens To You into question!
In a string of shady Tweets, Perry questioned if the pop star really deserved to be credited as a co-writer on the track — which scored an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song last week — and claimed Diane Warren wrote all but a couple words.
Related: Leonardo DiCaprio Celebrates His Oscar Nod With A Mystery Bombshell!
While GaGa has yet to belt out a response, Warren took to Twitter herself to defend The Countess' credibility on writing the song for the haunting documentary The Hunting Ground!
On Monday, the eight-time Oscar nominee explained that the song was a special collaboration between her and GaGa, sharing: Read the rest of this entry »
Rose Is Campaigning For Jack To Win His Damn Oscar Already — See Why Kate Winslet Thinks It's 'Going To Be Leo's Year'!
You tell 'em Kate!
Once again, Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar, this time for his most recent flick, The Revenant.
While the 41-year-old has been nominated for Best Actor three times and Best Supporting Actor once, he has never won.
Related: Stars React To Their Movies Getting The Oscar Snub Treatment!
Well now it looks like Leo might have some help as Kate Winslet is doing her best to ensure a victory for her Titanic costar this time around!
Winslet, who received a nomination for her role in Steve Jobs, spoke with BBC News at Sunday's London Critics Circle Film Awards saying she's going to be cheering on DiCaprio!
She revealed: Read the rest of this entry »
Spike Lee Is Boycotting The Oscars Over Lack Of Diversity — See His Passionate MLK Day Message!
This will send a message!
Spike Lee announced Monday morning on his Instagram page that he is not going to be attending the Oscars in February, due to the lack of racial diversity among nominees in the acting categories at the awards show.
Related: Chris Rock Calls Out J.Law Over Discrimination!
Of course, Lee isn't the only one to comment about #OscarsSoWhite — actress Jada Pinkett Smith has recently pondered a boycott, and even the show's host, Chris Rock, has called out the Academy Awards for its whiteness.
But Lee's post went even further, writing specifically he was going to avoid the show due to the lack of diversity: Read the rest of this entry ».
Leonardo DiCaprio & Ice Cube FINALLY Take Down Star Wars At The Box Office — But Which New Movie WAY Underperformed??
You can't stay number one forever!
After spending four weeks at the top of the box office, Star Wars: The Force Awakens fell to third place over the long Martin Luther King Day weekend.
Ride Along 2, the buddy cop sequel starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, was the flick that finally toppled the 2015 phenomenon, earning a solid $39.5 million and the top spot.
Related: Spotlight Took Home The Critics' Choice Award For Best Picture!
But Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant wasn't far behind, riding the wave of award season — and the 12 Oscar nominations it received last week — to $35 million.
The Force Awakens ended up landing in third with a respectable $31 million.
Innerestingly, Hart and Cube's followup — though successful — wasn't able to pull in the $41 mil that their original film made during its opening weekend in January of 2014.
Linda Perry Blasts Lady GaGa's Oscar Nomination — Says She Didn't Actually Write The Powerful Til It Happens To You!
Last week, Lady GaGa scored an Oscar nomination for Til It Happens To You, the haunting song she cowrote with Diane Warren for the documentary The Hunting Ground.
While no one can argue that the track was powerful enough to score a nod for Best Original Song, one critic is saying that GaGa shouldn't have got nominated for it — because she barely wrote it!
Linda Perry, who wrote hits like Christina Aguilera's Beautiful and Pink's Get This Party Started, took to Twitter to drop some award season shade.
Jacob Tremblay Melted Hearts With The Cutest Speech EVER At The Critics' Choice Awards! See The Best Awwww-dience Reactions — In GIFS!
If you saw Jacob Tremblay's speech at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards, you were probably all like "Awwwwwwww…"
And you weren't the only one!
In fact, if they made awards for Best Audience Reactions, we'd have a really tough time deciding who should take home the statue!
Video: Jacob's Costar Brie Larson Wins Best Actress At The Golden Globes
His totally precious words won over everyone — but especially the ladies!
First, he had to stand on his tip toes to reach the microphone.
#Oscars SoWhite That Jada Pinkett Smith Is Considering A Boycott?! The Actress Had Some VERY Strong Words For The Academy!
Jada Pinkett Smith did not hold back on Saturday night, tweeting her feelings out about the Oscars' now increasingly controversial and public diversity problem.
Related: Chris Rock Calls Out J-Law Over Discrimination!
The 44-year-old actress took to Twitter to reveal some very strong thoughts about the awards show, and even considered a boycott!!!
#OscarsSoWhite Even The Host Is Pointing It Out — Chris Rock Calls The Event 'The White BET Awards'!
It's funny… because it's true!
Chris Rock released a quick promo clip for the Oscars on Friday evening, and since he's hosting the show this February, you know he's going to have a lot to say about all the news surrounding its total lack of diversity!
Related: Chris Calls Out J-Law On REAL Discrimination!
Taking to Twitter, the host called the show "the white BET Awards" in a tweet posted alongside a promo vid, which you can check out (below)
Anne Hathaway Comes To Jennifer Lawrence's Defense Following Backlash From Golden Globes Joke
We guess people are still talking about that Jennifer Lawrence joke at the Golden Globes.
In case you missed it, on Sunday the Best Actress in a Comedy winner called out at a reporter for being on his phone while talking to her during the press conference. The 25-year-old actress was heard telling the man:
"You can't live your whole life behind your phone, bro. You can't do that, you've got to live in the now."
The reporter dug himself an even deeper grave when he brought up the Oscars — to which the Joy actress quipped:
"We're at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down, you'd know that."
Stars React To Their Movies Getting The Oscar Snub Treatment — See What They Had To Say!
Where's the love?!
Every year when the Oscar nominations are announced, there are some actors or actresses and films that don't get the love they deserve. This year proved no different when the nominees were announced yesterday morning.
Related: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, & More Stars React To Their Oscar Nominations!
While we had out own list of snubs, some Hollywood stars have come forward and voiced their opinions that their movies deserved more love than they got from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Despite being nominated, both Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Jason Leigh came forward to express their shock and share their thoughts on their flicks not being being recognized in more categories!
Fassbender revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he felt the screenwriter of Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin, — who won the Golden Globes for Best Screenplay — deserved to be recognized.